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Office Building Design

No longer marked by gray, uniform rows of cubicles, offices have become more personalized and employee-centric than ever, giving people a more comfortable place to spend their working hours. New approaches to office customization and the way employees interact are breathing new life into the workplace.

Rendering Courtesy of Google

March 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The original canopy design scheme is still in place, but the plans now call for it to be opaque....

Expedia unveils design for Seattle waterfront campus

The Expedia courtyard accommodates visitor arrival and drop-off, all-hands meetings, outdoor meetings, and recreation. It will be encircled by a new approximately 600,000-sf four-story office building. All renderings courtesy Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Click here for larger view

March 10, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Transparency and outdoor areas will give the complex a Pacific Northwest vibe.

 

CBRE: Workplace wellness on the rise

Photos: Pixabay (Treadmill desk photo: CBRE)

March 09, 2016 | Craig Beam, CBRE Healthcare

As insurance premiums and deductibles continue to rise, both employees and employers are evaluati...

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Corporate real estate executives are compelled to create workplace environments where a more diverse, younger workforce can excel. Image: CRBE's Glendale, Calif., office

March 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE survey finds more companies leaning toward “smarter” workspaces. 

HDR's redesigns Twin Cities' studio to have coffee shop vibe

Images courtesy HDR

March 02, 2016 | Mike Rodriguez

With open spaces, huddle rooms, and a design lab, the firm's new digs are drastically different t...

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Photo Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

March 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The “un-bank” design ditched the stuffy design elements typical of financial institutions and, in...

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Rendering courtesy Perkins+Will

February 29, 2016 | Jessica Wolkoff

Check out this fun infographic that explains Perkins+Will's ambitions, findings, and next steps f...

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All images and photos courtesy Ted Moudis Associates

February 26, 2016 | BD+C Editors and Ted Moudis Associates

The report, from Ted Moudis Associates, encompasses over 2.5 million sf of workspace built over t...

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Asia’s modular miracle

A 230,000-sm factory in China’s Hunan province spent several months producing modules for the 57-story J57 Mini Sky City tower, in Changsha. Using advanced prefabrication techniques, China-based contractor Broad Sustainable Building erected the tower in less than three weeks. Photos courtesy Broad Sustainable Building

February 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A prefab construction company in China built a 57-story tower in 19 days. Here’s how they did it....

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Factory for J57 Mini Sky City, Changsha, China. Photo: BSB

February 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s inaugural Game Changers report highlights today’s pacesetting projects, from a pr...

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Rendering: Millerhare

January 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The five million-sf project includes two office towers, a residential tower, retail space, and a...

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Rendering: Nike

January 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The expansion looks to combine design elements inspired by human movement, speed, and the strengt...

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JLL: Slowdown not expected for office market

Photo: Paul McCoubrie/Creative Commons.

January 14, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The booming sector had an occupancy growth rate 1.3 times that of new supply in the fourth quarte...

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Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
January 14, 2016 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...

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Spec for Tech: Designing for the Creative Class

Uptown Station in Oakland provides amenities in a common paseo at the ground floor, where all tenants and the public can pass through, creating a vibrant and active place. Rendering: Steelblue

 

January 11, 2016 | Ben Tranel

The new work environment, settings which blur the line between work and life, is inspired by citi...

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Creating flow in a multi-level workspace

All images courtesy Perkins+Will

January 06, 2016 | Sarah Stanford

Successful workplaces enable a clear progression of ideas and people, which can be challenging fo...

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Image: © Wendy Andrew-Doele

Image: © Wendy Andrew-Doele

December 23, 2015 | Johnathan Sandler

Gensler's Johnathan Sandler discusses efficient alternatives to dull, wasteful workplace meetings...

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John Buck Company to develop CNA’s Chicago headquarters

Renderings courtesy John Buck Company

December 17, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 35-story building will have plenty of column-free space.

 

HOK collaborates with IFMA on new workplace strategy research report

Photo: Nate Burgos/Creative Commons

December 09, 2015 | HOK

Report cites work-life balance as the top reason for implementing “distributed work” strategies....

Is ‘green’ still a selling point in the office sector?

Ambler Boiler House, on a brownfield site in Pennsylvania, was reinvented as a Class A office with geothermal heat pumps and a graywater reuse system. The Building Team: Heckendorn & Shiles (architect), Elton & Thompson (SE), Bala Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP, Cx), Alderson Engineering (geothermal), Domus (CM). Courtesy Bala Consulting Engineers

December 08, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some developers are missing an opportunity by downplaying sustainability at a time when demand fo...

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Amazon's Denny Triangle campus in Seattle. Rendering courtesy NBBJ

November 16, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Up to 4 million kilowatt-hours of energy will be saved each year.  

Real Madrid gets new headquarters designed by Rafael de La-Hoz

The design of the building is made of a set of two parallelepiped-shaped volumes. Renderings courtesy of Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos

November 06, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The design of the building is made of a set of two parallelepip...

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Emotional intelligence and design

Image courtesy VOA Blog

November 03, 2015 | Angie Lee, FAIA, NCARB, IIDA, LEED AP

In a world in which technology and its skills are constantly changing, good people skills are bec...

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Employers must strike a balance between traditional offices and modern workspaces. Image courtesy HDR

October 19, 2015 | Allison Arnone

Each office workplace requires a different blend of people, processes, tools, and spaces to suppo...

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#Thank you for sharing: How social media is reshaping the workplace

Why work on a desktop PC when you can work on a mobile device? Image © Gensler

October 16, 2015 | Philip Tidd

The rapid growth of mobile technologies threatens to push the desktop PC into extinction. When th...

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Renderings revealed for proposed curvy and lush second office for Apple

The 777,100-sf development by Landbank Investment on Central & Wolfe in Sunnyvale, Calif., is just five miles from Apple’s current Cupertino headquarters.

October 05, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Asistant Digital Editor

The project has been dubbed as another “spaceship,” referencing the nickname for the loop-shaped...

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The 46-story, 1.86 million-sf Leeza Soho will have more than 100,000 sf of retail space. Rendring courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects (via Architects' Journal)

The 46-story, 1.86 million-sf Leeza Soho will have more than 100,000 sf of retail space. Rendring courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects 

October 05, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 200-meter-high open space will cut the building in two.

Renzo Piano-designed Kum & Go headquarters in Des Moines. Renderings courtesy Renzo Piano Building Workshop

September 28, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new building is part of a downtown Des Moines, Iowa, redevelopment project, and is intended t...

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Rafael Viñoly's Walkie-Talkie named U.K.'s worst new building

London's 'Walkie-Talkie.' Photo: Garry Knight/Creative Commons

September 03, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The curved, glass tower at 20 Fenchurch Street in London has been known to reflect intense heat o...

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Vallco Shopping Mall renovation plans include 'largest green roof in the world'

The Hills at Vallco. Renderings courtesy Sand Hill Property Co. (via San Jose Mercury News)

August 27, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The new owners of the mall in Cupertino, Calif., intend to transform the outdated shopping mall i...

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